Gavamayana, Gavāmayana: 2 definitions
Gavamayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
Gavāmayana (गवामयन) refers to “sacrifices lasting three years”, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“The Gavāmayana is the Prakṛti of the Sāṃvatsarikas”. Commentary: The Gavāmayana lasts three years, and it is the type of all Sāṃvatsarika sacrifices, whether they last one, two, three or more years. They all belong to the class of Sattras.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gavāmayana (गवामयन):—[=gavām-ayana] [from gavām > gav] n. idem, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa iv, 17; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata iii, 8080.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 6, brāhmaṇa 6 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 3.3.8 (correct conclusion, continued) < [Adhikaraṇa 2 - Sūtras 6-9]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.26 < [Adhikaraṇa 10 - Sūtras 25-28]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 8.303 < [Section XLIII - Theft (steya)]
Verse 1.84 < [Section LII - The span of Human Life in each Cycle]
Verse 5.92 < [Section IX - Other forms of Impurity]
Apastamba-yajna-paribhasa-sutras (by Hermann Oldenberg)